Monthly Archives: December 2019

MRA Calls on Government to Introduce and Implement Policies and Legislation that Ensure Safety of Journalists

LAGOS, Monday, December 23, 2019: Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today called on the Nigerian Government to adopt and implement policies and laws instituting preventive measures aimed at eliminating or reducing attacks against journalists and ensuring routine but diligent prosecution of perpetrators of attacks against journalists. According to the organization, by …

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UNESCO Launches Publication on Artificial Intelligence for Sustainable Development

On November 27, 2019, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) unveiled a publication on Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Sustainable Development at the just concluded Internet Governance Forum (IGF) 2019 held in Berlin, Germany. Titled “Steering AI and Advanced ICTs for Knowledge Societies: a ROAM perspective,” it was …

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IPI Launches Resource Platform to Combat Online Abuse

The International Press Institute (IPI) has launched a new web platform that offers comprehensive resources for newsrooms to combat online harassment against journalists and its effects on press freedom. The new platform called ‘Ontheline Newsrooms’ will provide best practices to fight online harassment of journalists. The platform puts together measures, …

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New York to Host IPI 2020 World Congress

The International Press Institute (IPI), the global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, will hold its 2020 World Congress in New York City in the United States. The IPI World Congress will be co-hosted by Columbia University and the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism to …

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NBC Announces Plans to Issue 200 Broadcast Licences

The Director-General of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Mallam Is’haq Modibbo Kawu, has announced plans by the Commission to issue 200 new broadcast licences saying it was already processing 200 applications for licences to enable the establishment of another set of broadcasting stations in the country. Mallam Kawu said: “At …

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